Networking and Business Procurement Breakfast

Meet Public and Private Sector Procurement Officers


Thursday, October 13, 2011
8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration and Networking
8:30 am – 9:00 am Introduction to Minority And Women Business Enterprise Programs
9:00 am – 10:30 am Breakfast with Opportunity to Meet Procurement Officers

BNY Mellon
One Wall Street
New York, New York

In advance: NAWBO-NYC Member: $20 /Non-Member: $35
Only cash will be accepted when paying at the door.


Minority and Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) programs have been designed by city, state, and federal agencies, and corporations to provide business opportunities for qualified, certified minority and women-owned businesses. Last year New York City alone awarded $110 million to M/WBE’s.

During this NAWBO-NYC networking breakfast, you’ll learn how to become qualified to participate in the M/WBE programs. You will also have the opportunity to meet diversity suppliers and procurement officers, learn about their programs, and find out which services they are seeking. Plus you’ll have a chance to market your business – all during a structured networking breakfast. 

After the presentation on becoming a certified M/WBE, there will be three 25-minute settings at the breakfast. For each of the settings, you will be seated at a table with a group of women business owners and procurement officers who will tell you about opportunities at their agencies or companies. Each woman business owner will then have three minutes to discuss her company. A NAWBO-NYC member will keep time and will moderate at each table.

You will have a chance to meet diversity suppliers and procurement officers from New York City agencies including NYC Parks Dept., Dept of Citywide Administrative Services, Dept. of Law, Dept. of Probation, Dept. of Transportation, Dept. of Environmental ProtectionDept. of Correction, Dept. of Sanitation, NYPD, NYC SBS, WBENC, and Con Ed.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to learn how to do business with New York City and State agencies as well as with major corporations and private companies.